Today, we’ve got the one client that makes some of my other clients quietly seethe 😂. Ellie Wallace is my aberration. My anomaly. My source of an eye-watering printer ink bill.
Ellie is my only fiction client. I was going back (waaaay back) through my archives to find out how we stumbled across each other (I think her husband watched one of my lives and thought ‘that’s the woman for her!). .
We started off with an intensive session. Ellie had been working on a YA novel and wasn’t sure where it was going, how she was going to publish it or whether it even had any legs.
So we had a brilliant one-off session, with synapses firing all over the shop. (almost certain there will have been a Buffy digression at some point). What I was able to help her with, was the overall positioning and some ideas for the story arc, as well as starting to talk about how she could self publish and start to build herself an author profile. .
I think after she talked at me for 90 minutes, and I then summed her novel in one sentence, she was on the hook 😜
Fast forward a couple of months, and she was back (#BookWitch magic mwahahahaha) to go all in throughout 2018. And so work began in earnest on getting both her novel and her platform shipshape.
200K words and several drafts later (and yes, that’s 200K PER DRAFT. Seriously the rest of you are amateurs 😂) something quite remarkable has happened. With the help of brilliant editorial support from one of my fiction editorial contacts, the world of Ellie’s book has grown into one of the most engrossing bits of world-building I’ve read for ages. If you are a fan of books like Divergent then watch this space. .
Ambitions, like the word count, have grown and it will be going out to publishers early next year. I’ve already picked out the dress I shall be wearing to the film premiere. .
So whilst I don’t *tend* to work with fiction, hey, they’re my rules and I’m allowed to break them. Especially for someone that says stuff on calls like ‘You can’t take a Great Dane into the ladies at a motorway service station you know!’ and also buys me very posh afternoon tea on my birthday. .
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Uluslararası İstanbul Yayımcılık Profesyonel Buluşmaları'nda Damla Yayınları'nın Saçaklı Kız'ın Pasaklı Günlüğü adlı eserinin telif hakkı Kazakistan'dan Foliant Yayınevine satılarak Kazakçaya çevrildi. Eğer sen de eserlerini sınırların ötesine taşımak istiyorsan, İstanbul'da buluşalım.
Copyright of the Messy Diary of Fringe Hair book of Damla Publishing, sold to Foliant Publishing from Kazakhstan, translated into Kazakh. If you want to move your books beyond the borders, let's meet in Istanbul Fellowship. http://www.fellowship.istanbul
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The Art Space Programme Series will feature Yong Shu Hoong as he celebrates the 21st anniversary of Isaac, his first collection of poetry., whereby I’ve been invited to speak about the design of the book all those years ago.
Isaac was originally published by Firstfruits Publications in 1997, which documents his encounters and observations in America and Singapore, before shifting the focus closer to home. Join us as Shu Hoong shares handwritten early drafts as well as a rare book of paintings paired with poems from Isaac.
This will be held tomorrow 12 Dec 2018 from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Level 10, Learning Space, National Library Building, Singapore.
Die Schweiz im Silicon Valley. Eine Temperament-Frage. • • • Ich habe das Gefühl, dass in Kalifornien gern darüber diskutiert (gelächelt?) wird, dass Europa technisch abgehängt ist. Das stimmt auch, wenn man die Zahlen anschaut. Wenn die Umsatzzahlen die einzige Bewertung sind, kann ich nichts dagegen sagen. Wenn ich mir jedoch die Menschen dort anschaue, mit welchem Feuereifer sie handy-voranhaltend durch die Welt laufen ohne die Welt und deren Schönheit wahrzunehmen, bin ich besorgt.⠀
Ich bin wahrlich keine Hellseherin, aber eines ist klar: wenn wir nur noch auf Maschinen setzen und den Menschen dabei vergessen, werden wir wohl früher oder später weder Glück noch Erfüllung finden. Ich wünsche mir, dass beides wohldosiert und sinnvoll eingesetzt wird. Technik, da wo sie Sinn macht. Menschen da, wo sie Sinn finden. • • • Learning: das Gute aus beiden Welten verbinden. Zum Beispiel eine gelebte Fehler- und Scheitern-Kultur in der Schweiz lernen und leben. Und das familiäre, menschliche im Silicon Valley. • • • www.moliri.com • • • #siliconvalley#inspiration#inspirationsiliconvalley#kalifornien#moliri#heikeburch#indesign#Publishing#softwaretraining#womaninbusiness#ichliebemeinearbeit#idoitmyway#digitaletransformation#IndesignSeminar#InDesignTemplates#InDesignProfi#InDesignHeike#Seminar